Historical Events In 1940
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Jul 15 Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32 on this day in history.
Jul 15 Voluntary Defence Force (VDC), composed mainly of World War One veterans, formed by Returned Sailors' Soldiers' and Airmen's League of Australia for home defence on this day in history.
Jul 16 NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee in the year 1940.
Jul 17 In the year 1940 phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
Jul 18 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.
Jul 18 The first successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct in the year 1940.
Jul 19 Hitler orders Great Britain to surrenders in the year 1940.
Jul 19 On this day in history samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai
Jul 20 Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands in the year 1940.
Jul 20 On this day in history singles record charts first published by Billboard-Tommy Dorsey #1
Jul 20 In the year 1940 y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide
Jul 21 On this day in history james E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)
Jul 21 On this day in history soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Jul 22 On this day in history alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)
Jul 22 Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks on this day in history.
Jul 23 "Blitz" all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins in the year 1940.
Jul 23 In the year 1940 "Blitz" begins, all-night raid on London
Jul 24 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands in the year 1940.
Jul 25 In the year 1940 john Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R
Jul 26 Formation of Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service (RAAFNS) in the year 1940.
Jul 27 In the year 1940 billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
Jul 27 On this day in history bugs Bunny makes his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare.
Jul 28 In the year 1940 johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
Jul 28 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater) in the year 1940.
Jul 28 On this day in history radio Orange, London begins
Jul 29 In the year 1940 urk soccer team forms
Jul 30 Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum) on this day in history.
Jul 30 In the year 1940 the birth of Sir Clive Sinclair, British Inventor
Jul 31 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton) on this day in history.
Jul 31 Whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel in the year 1940.
Aug 01 First expulsion of Jews from Cracow in the year 1940.
Aug 01 On this day in history hMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi'.
Aug 02 Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death in the year 1940.
Aug 03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies on this day in history.